Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
We all need prayer in our lives, especially during times of trouble or personal crisis. Prayer enables us to communicate to God what is actually worrying us. Whether we speak out loud or internalize our prayers, God listens to what we have to express. And sometimes, when things get too much, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us through our tears, so that our prayers and requests come directly before God. This is just another gift of Christ’s grace; this is a blessing of believing in Him.
So today, feel confident that God knows what is going on in your life. Pray to Him for He hears you; and if you can, pray for other people, too, especially your loved ones and those good folks in your church.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for the gift of prayer and for the blessings of Your grace. Hear our heartfelt requests, as well as our personal concerns. In Your Holy Name, we earnestly pray. Amen.
John Stuart is the pastor of Erin Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. If you have any special prayer requests, please send John an email and he will pray for you. God bless. J